The greatest gift is the
gift of the teachings
 
Jill Shepherd's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
Jill Shepherd
Wisdom and compassion are two themes that inform my current exploration of the dharma, and I aspire to integrate these as fully as I can in both formal practice and daily life.
‹‹ previous      1 2 3 4 5
2020-02-18 Instructions and guided meditation cultivating equanimity 39:17
Using the "reciting phrases" method of practice to develop equanimity for a difficult or so-called "sticky" person, someone who we would like to be different in some way, or someone we wish our relationship with them was different in some way
Strengthening the Heart: Lovingkindness Retreat
2020-02-17 Instructions and guided meditation cultivating mudita 44:23
Using the "reciting phrases" method of practice to develop mudita for a good friend whose life is currently going well
Strengthening the Heart: Lovingkindness Retreat
2020-02-16 Instructions and guided meditation using the “radiating energy“ method of metta practice 45:05
Cultivating the embodied energy of warmth and kindness, radiating it in different directions then all directions simultaneously to “encompass the entire world”
Strengthening the Heart: Lovingkindness Retreat
2020-02-15 Overview of the Four Brahmavihara qualities 44:21
Exploring how kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity work together to heal afflicted mind-states
Strengthening the Heart: Lovingkindness Retreat
2020-02-15 Instructions and guided meditation practicing mindfulness of breathing 32:35
Settling into retreat by beginning with mindfulness of breathing, to steady the awareness before we move into Metta practice
Strengthening the Heart: Lovingkindness Retreat
2019-10-20 Right Effort and the Middle Way 52:33
An exploration of common ways that effort gets unbalanced, and some suggestions for how to bring it back into balance
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-10-13 Equanimity 56:20
An exploration of equanimity as support for - and a fruit of - insight practice
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-10-06 Working with Afflictive Thought Patterns 2: Compassion 57:09
An exploration of compassion and self-compassion as Brahmavihara practices, and some suggestions for applying compassion as an antidote to painful mental states
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-09-29 Working With Afflictive Thought Patterns 1: Wisdom as antidote 52:36
Some suggestions for bringing wisdom to deeply conditioned mental patterns such as "lack" mind and comparing mind
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-09-22 An Overview Of The Four Brahma Viharas 52:18
Exploring the skillful qualities of kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

‹‹ previous      1 2 3 4 5
Creative Commons License